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Farm to Fork cattle vaccination programme launched

Having an optimised vaccination programme with frequently-measured benchmarks will go a long way to improving a cattle farmer’s profitability.   

#VideoVet: Keeping vector-borne diseases at bay

This article is part of a series of informative animal health articles. The series goes hand in hand with the #VideoVet video...

South Africans urged to join the fight against rabies

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) and the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) wish to alert members of...

Stop Rift Valley fever in its tracks

It goes without saying that Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a serious disease. All livestock owners must vaccinate their animals as the...

Bovine viral diarrhoea: Heifer vaccine compliance

An essential feature of any herd vaccination programme is ensuring that cattle, and especially heifers, are protected during the high-risk periods. This...

Stop Clostridium bacteria in their tracks

Dr Eddie Snyman Dr Eddie Snyman is a retired veterinarian from Middelburg in the Eastern Cape. He has...

#VideoVet: Sound health management will optimise reproduction

This article is part of a series of informative animal health articles. The series goes hand in hand with the #VideoVet video...

Responsible use of antibiotics: The key to a safe food chain

Dr Moritz van Vuuren. An antibiotic is an agent that can kill or slow down the growth of...

#VideoVet: Reproductive management for the best outcome in a herd

This article is part of a series of informative animal health articles. The series goes hand in hand with the #VideoVet video...

#VideoVet: Your vaccination checklist

The core of animal health management on any farm is having and implementing a structured immunisation or vaccination programme. “It is crucial...